Description

Every five years, all persons registered to vote are called to elect six representatives from Luxembourg to the European Parliament. In Luxembourg, the European elections will take place on 9 June 2024. Anyone aged 18 years and older can vote. Voting is mandatory.

The European elections are open to all Luxembourgers (who are automatically registered to vote as soon as they meet the legal requirements) and to all European Union nationals residing in Luxembourg who have registered to vote in the European elections.

Voter registration closes on the 44th day before the European elections.

Registration for non-Luxembourg nationals

Non-Luxembourg nationals who are EU citizens can vote in the European elections from Luxembourg. EU citizens who wish to vote in the European elections from Luxembourg for the first time must submit a voter-registration application to the municipal authority for their place of residence by no later than the 55th day before the elections.

On election day

Voting by post

Voters who wish to vote by post must send their postal vote application to the College of the Mayor and Aldermen of the municipality where they are registered to vote. Applications must be submitted either online (to find out how, see table below), or written on a plain sheet of paper, or using a pre-printed form that can be obtained from the offices of the municipal authority for the voter's place of residence. The application must include the voter's first name and surname, their date and place of birth and place of residence, and the address to which the election notice should be sent. The applicant must declare, under oath, that they have not forfeited the right to vote under Article 64(1) of the Constitution, or under Article 6 of the electoral law. 

The application must be submitted online or reach the College of the Mayor and Aldermen by post, on penalty of forfeiture, at the earliest 12 weeks (18 March 2024), and at the latest 25 days (15 May 2024) before election day, if the election notice is to be sent to an address in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. If the election notice is to be sent to a foreign address, the application must reach the College of the Mayor and Aldermen at least 40 days before election day (30 April 2024).

Election notice

At least five days before election day, the College of the Mayor and Aldermen sends each registered voter an election notice that states the election date, the times when the polls open and close, and their polling station, and if there is more than one polling station, the name of the one the voter is assigned to.

Polling stations

Applications to the Public Prosecutor to be excused

Voting is compulsory for everyone who is registered to vote.

Voters who are unable to vote must notify the Public Prosecutor with territorial jurisdiction for their place of residence, stating their reasons and providing the necessary supporting documents. If the Public Prosecutor considers that the reasons given are valid, no legal proceedings will be initiated against the voter.

The following are automatically exempted from voting:

  • voters who, at the time of the election, reside in a municipality other than the one where they are called to vote;
  • voters over 75 years of age;
  • individuals sentenced for a criminal offence;
  • persons disqualified from voting further to conviction for a criminal offence.

Frequently asked questions about the European elections

FAQ for Luxembourg City voters.

Can I register to vote by post permanently?

No, you cannot register to vote by post for all future elections. You must submit a new application to vote by post for each election.

As a non-resident Luxembourg national, can I register to vote by post permanently for legislative and/or European elections?

No, you cannot register to vote by post for all future elections. You must submit a new application to vote by post for each election.

Can I receive a postal ballot abroad?

Yes. In that case, you must apply to vote by post at least 40 days before the election.

What do I do if I missed the deadline to apply to vote by post and I am unable to vote on election day?

If you are unable to vote on election day, you must send an "Application to the Public Prosecutor to be excused". The relevant form will be available on this page 12 weeks before the election.

What do I do if I have not received my election notice?

Even if you have not received your election notice, you can vote at your polling station by simply showing your ID.

some figures on voter registration

With the deadline for registering to vote having passed, the City of Luxembourg has tallied the number of non-Luxembourgish voters registered for the elections:

  • 29,405 notices sent
  • 5,883 people chose to vote by post
    • 870 of whom chose to have the ballot paper sent to an address abroad
    • 334 of whom were Luxembourgish voters who do not live in Luxembourg

Number of people registered to vote in the elections

Main nationality

Number of people registered to vote

Luxembourg 29,599

Germany

641

Austria

30

Belgium

490

Bulgaria

60

Cyprus

2

Croatia

19

Denmark

67

Spain

210

Estonia

9

Finland

30

France

1,644

United Kingdom

156

Greece

97

Hungary

34

Ireland

82

Italy

694

Latvia

8

Lithuania

23

Malta

5

Netherlands

82

Poland

70

Portugal

1,017

Romania

84

Czechia

41

Slovakia

24

Slovenia

22

Sweden

48

TOTAL

5,689